Greg Giraldo And Emo Phillips Among Those To Appear At Comedy Works Downtown

June 10
9:39 PM 2009

Greg Giraldo And Emo Phillips Among Those To Appear At Comedy Works Downtown

The following is Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square's show calendar.

Greg Giraldo
June 11 - 13
Thursday 8:00pm $17
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $25    

Greg Giraldo is one of the hottest comics in the country. Socially provocative and yet broadly funny, Greg has become one of the most versatile and highly entertaining comics working today. Greg shot The Root of All Evil for Comedy Central. He also hosted The Stand Up Show with Greg Giraldo on Comedy Central and appeared in multiple Comedy Central roasts for such stars as Pamela Anderson, Howard Stern, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Bob Saget and Katt Williams.

Emo Phillips
June 19 - 20
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $23
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $23    

Getting his first big break on Letterman, Emo Philips' unique style & brilliant material have made him famous in the US, UK & Canada. He's also appeared on the Howard Stern Show and with Jay Leno (who calls him the best joke writer in America). Emo's acting roles include Miami Vice, Weird Al's TV show & film UHF and Meet the Parents (for which he was also Associate Producer). Emo does voices for animated features such as Dooper in Slacker Cats and appeared on several Cinemax & HBO cable specials, plus has a few hit comedy albums under his belt including E=MO2 (winning New Music Award for Best Comedy Album).

Arj Barker
June 25 - 28
Thursday 8:00pm $17
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $25
Sunday 7:00pm $17    

Arj Barker has appeared on many television shows including appearances on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He has been seen regularly on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Friday, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Barker co-wrote the off Broadway hit The Marijuana-Logues with Doug Benson and Tony Camin. He has featured at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Melbourne festival , The Chicago Comedy Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His two half hour special for Comedy Central are currently airing and he can be seen regularly on HBO's Flight of the Conchords.

Michael Winslow
July 5
Sunday 7:00pm $15    

Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 1000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for everyone! Director Hugh Wilson and producer Paul Manslanski came to see Michael perform at the Long Beach Theater where he was opening for the incomparable Count Basie & his Orchestra. Needless to say, Wilson and Manslanski were blown away! They immediately wrote him into the script of the unforgettable Police Academy I through VII. As soon as this movie came out and it became an instant success, so did Michael!

Donnell Rawlings
July 9 - 11
Thursday 8:00pm $17
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $25
Saturday 6:30, 8:30 & 10:30pm $25    

From Comedy Central’s award-winning and critically acclaimEd Chappelle Show, Donnell Rawlings makes his Comedy Works debut. A writer and prime time player on the show, we know Donnell best as Ashy Larry, the 70’s jeri-curled Beautiful, and numerous other characters. His unique brand of observational humor earned him co-hosting duties on Power 105’s (NYC’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show Egypt and Ashy in the Morning. Currently, Donnell can be seen on E!’s hit show Chelsea Lately and doing sketch work for his new website bootlegcomedy.com.

Bill Burr
July 23 - 25
Thursday 8:00pm $20
Friday 8:00pm and 10:00pm $30
Saturday 6:30pm, 8:30pm, and 10:30pm $30    

Bill recently shot a pilot for his own weekly series for Comedy Central. Hosted and executive produced by Burr, the prospective show would focus on a single theme or topic and explore it through Bill's point of view using standup, sketch and digital shorts. When in New York, Burr always drops in on The Opie and Anthony Show. Bill also co-hosts his own Sirius/XM radio show, Uninformed, with fellow comedian Joe Derosa.

Bill Bellamy
July 31 - August 1
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm $30
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30pm $30    

A favorite in the world of comedy over the last decade, comedian and actor Bill Bellamy serves as host of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He headlined the new season of Def Comedy Jam, and starred in the romantic television comedy Getting Played, the drama series Fastlane, and in the sitcom Men, Women & Dogs. On the big screen, his credits include Any Given Sunday with Al Pacino, Love Stinks, Love Jones, and How to be a Player.

Jim Jeffries
August 27 - 29
Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 8:00 & 10:00pm
Saturday 6:30, 8:30, & 10:30pm    

Australian born Jim Jeffries is a headline performer in countries including USA, Canada, India, Bahrain, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, South Africa, Sweden, Singapore, Dubai, Norway, France, Holland and the UK. Regarded as one of comedy’s fastest rising stars for stage and screen, his brash confrontational style has made him one of the most sought after comics on the world stage.

New Faces Contest Preliminary Round #1
June 10, 14, 24, July 1 & 8th
Various days/times $12

The New Faces Contest is our annual search for the best undiscovered talent in Colorado. Watch as we start with 100+ comedians and work our way to one grand prize winner who is crowned in the month of September. The stars of tomorrow get their starts here, competing for cash & prizes in our sizzling summer showcase. Catch a star on the rise at Comedy Works

Morgan Adams Foundation Comedy Night
June 17th
Wednesday 8pm $25

The Morgan Adams Foundation is the primary source of funding for groundbreaking research into pediatric brain tumors being done at The Children’s Hospital in Denver. The Comedy Night benefit will raise money that goes directly to developing successful treatments. Scores of children are alive today because of the work that’s been funded by the Foundation.
Headliner Phil Palisoul has over two dozen television appearances to his credit, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, as well as appearances on several sitcoms and even a music video!

Chicks Rule
June 18th
Thursday 8pm $12

Denver’s funniest females give it all they got on one hysterical show featuring Lori Callahan as the headliner with Steph McHugh, Nancy Norton and Nora Lynch.
A native of Denver, Lori now tours nationally, and is one of today’s hottest female comedians. She has toured with Paula Poundstone, Will Durst, and Thea Vidal, and has been seen on Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, as well as ESPN’s award winning show - The Lighter Side of Sports.

Deacon Gray
June 21st
Sunday 7pm $12

Deacon is a Comedy Works favorite. He has opened for the the likes of Dave Chappelle, Drew Carry, and Chris Rock. Being raised by a preacher, Deacon has a fun and unique take on being the only comic in his family. The winner of the 2008 Great American Comedy Festival; there is no telling how far Deacon will go.

Ben Roy
July 2nd
Thursday 8:00pm $12

Ben Roy is one of the fastest up and coming comics the Denver comedy scene has to offer. Fast paced, witty, and opinionated, he is poised to take the entertainment industry by storm with his unique blend of rant, sarcastic, observational, and high-energy humor.

Wrist Deep Productions
July 3rd
Friday 10:00pm $20

The members of Wrist Deep Productions met four years ago performing at open-mics in dive bars and the Denver comedy scene hasn’t been the same since. Sharing an aggressive, intelligent sensibility toward stand-up, Wrist Deep has matured into a four-headed comedy monster capable of devouring an entire village of PBR, and occasionally even audiences. Since 2004, Wrist Deep has hosted the Squire Lounge Open-Mic, consistently voted "Best Comedy Open Mic" by Denver’s alt-weekly, Westword. Despite the fact that the show takes place on a Tuesday and typically doesn’t start until after eleven, it’s the bar’s busiest night

Open Mic Night
Every Tuesday Night in May & June
Tuesday 8pm $10

Looking for a place to try your chops at stand-up? Comedy Works is the place every Tuesday night. Every comedian that’s out there making a living at making us all laugh started out on a night just like this. Perhaps you have heard of Roseanne Barr? She started her career on our stage at Open Mic Night! The show starts at 8pm. On any given Tuesday night you will see a plethora of new and professional talent working on their act. It’s a great night out for the comedians and the audience itself. Due to the popularity, interested participants must sign-up in advance. If you would like to perform, please call our Open Mic hotline at 303.477.7844

Tickets for Comedy Works are on-sale now at comedyworks.com, 303.595.3637, or in person at the Comedy Works box office open 10am – 6pm Mon-Fri. Tickets are subject to a service and handling fee. Two drink or food item minimum in the club. Comedy Works is 21 and up with a valid photo ID.

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